The box jellyfish is one of the most venomous animals on the planet-- not just in Australia, and the deadliest marine animal known to man. These powerfully venomous jellies are characterized by long, transparent tentacle... More » Geography Australia

Central Australia is home to zebra finches. These little birds are distributed across Australia. Their habitat spans almost the entire continent. They do, however, avoid the extreme northern and southern parts of the con... More » Geography Australia

Australian arowanas come in pearl and spotted varieties and can grow up to 3 feet in length. Australian arowanas are bony fish that live in fresh water and are classified under the family Osteoglossidae. More » Pets & Animals Marine Life Fish
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The traditional dress for Australia has always been about comfort, practicality and where on the continent an individual has chosen to live or to visit. In the 1930s, female bush attire evolved from images of the squatte... More » Geography Australia